The Cardinals started hot offensively, found their defense, then put them together in the second half of a 76-60 win over Cypress Springs in the Region III-6A playoffs Monday at Delmar Fieldhouse.
Other All Stars around the NBA have taken it upon themselves to weigh in and the Rockets generally have been open to hear from with their stars. Harden said his interest was returning refreshed and beginning a 24-game push to hit the playoffs on a roll.
A.J. Reed would need a lot of things to go his way to make the Astros' opening day roster.
Gone are the days when Jake Marisnick will get the chance to sink or swim as an everyday player in the Astros' lineup.
College basketball fans know it as the system that helped Villanova win the national championship at NRG Stadium last year. The casual basketball fan would recognize it as an offense with four guards, where everyone on the floor can handle and pass the ball instead of letting one traditional point guard run everything. To the players' credit, there doesn't seem to be a lot of chest-thumping about an impressive win-loss record that won't mean anything when they open the playoffs against Nimitz on Tuesday. At the highest classification, no boys basketball team has had a perfect regular season and won the state championship since Duncanville in 2007. [...] three teams - Atascocita last year, Lakeview Centennial in 2011 and Strake Jesuit in 2009 - made it to the state tournament with an unblemished record only to be sent home. Klein Forest rallied down the stretch, and in the final seconds, Reggie Miller drove the lane and hit the game-winning bucket at the buzzer for a 66-64 win. Black probably isn't as eager as his players to take another shot at a good team, but he thinks his players' attitude compares favorably to that of the only Klein Forest teams to make it to state - the 2008 group and the 2000 team on which Black was an assistant under coach Larry Pitre.
Review one lawyer's fight vs. Harris County probation officials.
A 16-year-old from Jordan stood silently midday Monday in the decorated downtown office of a Houston-area congresswoman, his hands folded in front of him. A Katy-area student, Mohammad was detained in Houston at Bush Intercontinental Airport when he returned from his native country a day after President Donald Trump issued his immigration ban on Jan. 27. The Democratic congresswoman called Mohammad an "innocent child," explaining that he had gone home to renew the documents that allowed him to be in America. Because he was a minor, the case moved from the Department of Homeland Security to Health and Human Services, which eventually released him. An HHS spokeswoman declined to comment on the young man's case in an email, saying the agency "does not identify individual unaccompanied children" to ensure their privacy, safety and well-being.